2 Truly Boringpoetryinmotion | 12/06/2011 | See all poetryinmotion's reviews (4)As a fan of the original and really liking revisionist westerns I couldn't wait for True Grit. Unfortunately, despite fantastic art direction the film is flat and boring. Bridges mumbles and slurrs his words so much that you can't understand what he's saying half the time, Damon has very little character with which to play with and the young girl has only one scene which is any good in the entire film. She's not a bad actress, it's the direction which is at fault. This film is bland, slow and immensely boring. It's such a shame. I was so looking forward to it. As for all the awards and accolades, well all I can say is that it's a case of the Emperor's New Clothes - in a year or so I figure this will be a largely ignored film no one really remembers all that fondly. I'll take the original over this rehash any day. The script incidentally seems to ape the original so closely it is amazing that the film seems so drab and such hard work to watch. Thumbs very much down, I'm sorry to say.